Kings Walden was born of great romantic spirit. It was here in the 1930’s that a beautiful young woman stood spellbound at the mountain views and said to the man beside her: “I never want to leave”. He was the owner of the land and the view. “Marry me”, he replied, “and you will never have to”.
Many, many years later, on the night she died here, lightning struck the enormous blue gum tree at the viewpoint. It is still standing today, bone-white and dramatic, a symbol of Kings Walden Garden Manor’s magical romantic spirit and history.
I never want to leave
Come and enjoy our incredible mountain views, famous country gardens and chic accommodation in a century old, heritage home. Kings Walden combines international excellence and African warmth and legend in a spectacular mountain setting.
Billy and Minette Mckechnie are your hosts at Kings Walden. Having managed hotels in the Okavango Delta and having been in the hospitality industry for many years, they love to share their passion for people, good food and Africa with you. They will be available at any time but spend time at Kings Walden in the morning and in the evening. The afternoon is spending looking for the freshest produce for that day’s meal.
The Expedition Project is a social enterprise! Please use the enquiry form below – by doing so you are supporting both this partner and nearby community and conservation projects at no extra cost. You will also get access to similar projects, accommodation discounts and special offers.